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Dr. Asnis specializes in knee and shoulder sports injuries. He sees patients of all ages, from adolescents to adults, and he helps them work toward their desired performance level.
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Dr. Peter Asnis earned his undergraduate degree cum laude in biology at Harvard College and his MD from Cornell University Medical School with Honors in Research. After finishing a general surgery internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Asnis completed his orthopaedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York where he was awarded the Jean C. McDaniel Resident Teaching and Leadership Award. Dr. Asnis completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Mass General, and following his fellowship, he joined the MGH staff.
Dr. Asnis is the Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Boston Red Sox, Head Team Physician for the Boston Bruins and is a Team Physician for the New England Patriots.
Dr. Asnis is an Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as a Member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Additionally he is a member of the Team Physician Societies for the NFL, NHL and MLB.
In the News:
Koji Uehara on 15-day DL, espn.com, 06.21.16Kimbrel knee surgery successful, espn.com, 06.11.16PawSox 1B Travis working hard to return, Pawtucket Times, 07.08.16Bruins say Krejci, Krug out months after surgeries, Boston Herald, 05.03.16When it comes to treating Boston’s professional athletes, he’s always on call, boston.com, 01.26.16Buchholz has successful surgery, espn.com, 09.30.14Dennis Seidenberg has knee surgery, espn.com, 01.07.14Seidenberg to have surgery on right ACL, MCL, boston.com, 12.30.13
Dr. Asnis' research interests are focused on the knee and shoulder, particularly on how to optimize treatment for active patients who have suffered sports-related injuries.
Dr. Asnis collaborates with the Orthopaedic Bioengineering Lab at MGH in many of his research projects. Some of his most recent publications have focused on anatomic and radiographic studies of pathologies of the hip and knee.
Alpert J, Kozanek M, Asnis P, Li G, Kelly BT. Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Iliopoas Tendon and Its Relationship to the Acetabular Labrum: An Anatomic Study. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Aug; 37(8): 1594-98.
Jerabek S, Asnis PD, Bredella M, Oulette H, and Gill TJ. Medial Patellar Ossification After Patellar Instability: A Radiographic Finding Indicative of Prior Patella Sublucation/Dislocation. Skeletal Radiology. 38(8): 785-790.
Alpert J and Asnis P. "Orthopedic Surgery" in Oxford American Handbook of Surgery. Oxford University Press: New York, 18:569-646, 2009.
Reinold M, Berkson E, Asnis P, Irrgang J, Safran M, Fu F. "Knee: Ligamentous and Patellar Tendon Injuries" in Magee D. Pathology and Intervention. Elsevier: St Louis, MO, 16: 528578, 2009.
Shindle M, Kelly B, Voos J, Asnis P, Pruett A: Labral Pathology Associated with Psoas Impingement. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery. 24(6 S): e34, June 2008.
Dr. Peter Asnis, Dr. Nicolas Skordas and Dr. Mark Price, of the Sports Medicine Service, pose with the Superbowl LI trophy after the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons on February 5.
In an effort to advance the field of ACL care, a team of nearly 30 experts from several MGH departments &ndash; including Orthopedics, Physical Therapy and Radiology &ndash; has come together to form the newly developed ACL Research Group.
Matthew Provencher, MD, chief of the MGH Sports Medicine Service and medical director and head team physician for the New England Patriots and Peter Asnis, MD, of Orthop&aelig;dic Surgery and team physician for the Patriots pose with quarterback Tom Brady after the Patriots Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 1.
Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. headed back to Boston to have knee examined by Dr. Peter Asnis.
Red Sox player, Sam Travis, feeling strong after ACL surgery in 2016 by Dr. Peter Asnis at Mass General.
Dustin Pedroia says he's completely healed from knee surgery, which was performed by Dr. Peter Asnis of Mass General.
Peter Asnis, Christopher DiGiovanni, Andrew Freiberg and Jon J.P. Warner named as 2016 “Boston’s Top Doctors” by Boston Magazine.
Red Sox all-star Mookie Betts undergoes right knee arthroscopy by Red Sox head team physician and MGH Sports Medicine Chief, Dr. Peter Asnis
Red Sox player Dustin Pedroia had knee surgery performed at Massachusetts General Hospital by Red Sox head team orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Peter Asnis.
Red Sox rookie Andrew Benintendi sent to be examined by head team orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Peter Asnis, after his recent knee injury
Dr. Peter Asnis examined Craig Kimbrel, Red Sox closer.
Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel had a successful knee arthroscopy performed at Massachusetts General Hospital by head team orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Peter Asnis.
Red Sox prospect Sam Travis is recovering well after ACL reconstruction performed Massachusetts General Hospital by head team orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Peter Asnis.
Bruins Defenseman Torey Krug out approximately 6 months after shoulder surgery performed by Boston Bruins head team physician, Dr. Peter Asnis.
A behind-the-scenes look at Dr. Peter Asnis, Chief of the Sports Medicine Service, and his life helping take care of the Boson Bruins, Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots
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